Monday, December 17, 2012
Frozen Holiday Wreath
With winter officially a few days away, and the nighttime temperatures here consistently below freezing, it was time to make a wintertime ice wreath. This wreath is so simple to make and is such an unique addition to the home, that it is perfect for the holidays. You can make the wreath outside if it is cold enough or in your freezer if temperatures aren't staying below freezing for an extended period. And best of all, assuming you have some of the basic supplies, the wreath costs absolutely nothing.
I chose to decorate with cranberries, but the wreathe looks beautiful without any decorations, or you can add holly or other greens. I am toying with the idea of making a frozen wreath with treats for the animals.
Materials: Water, a bunting pan, (optional) holiday greens, cranberries, holly, pine cones, apples,etc.
Place water in the bottom of the pan and add some of your decorations. If the items float and you want to see them from the front of the wreath, start with a small amount of water, and let it freeze before adding more water. Fill the pan and put it outside or in the freezer until completely frozen (this will depend on how cold it is).
Remove the wreathe from the pan, by running some warm water over the outside of pan, or letting it sit inside for several minutes. Pop out your wreath, pass a ribbon through, and you're done.
Tip: If you hang your wreath on the north side of a building, it will melt more slowly!